How do I apply for and obtain CAFN Land?
(The following information must be submitted with all applications)
topographical map of area (1:50,000 or approximate scale)
Note: business plans and other relevant information will be used for review by the Lands Committee, but will be kept confidential. If you need further assistance in your venture, please contact the CAFN Economic Development manager at 456-6880 in Whitehorse.
Other information, assessments or approvals that may be required:
Depending on the nature, magnitude or location of an application, an applicant may be required to undertake further studies or assessments. These may include heritage assessments, fisheries studies, geotechnical investigations, further public consultation, etc. Additional approvals may be required from other agencies, such as highway access permits, septic system approval, etc.)
Submission of photographs of the site applied for is highly encouraged.
It is in the applicant’s interest to fully explain their proposal and how they will minimize these conflicts, and to seek acceptance and support from potential affected persons. Failure to do this initially may result in delays in processing the application. Where it is reasonable to expect that an application may affect citizens’ use and enjoyment of the area, the Lands Committee may defer the application and directly contact, or have the applicant contact, any affected parties. The Lands Department will, as part of the review process, forward a copy of your application to adjacent or nearby land users.
Your application will be reviewed at a CAFN Lands Committee, which you may attend if you wish to speak to your application and answer any questions that may be raised by Committee members. You also may provide any other information in support of your proposal. Any intervener on your application also has the opportunity to attend the Land Committee Meeting to present their comments.
The Committee will make a recommendation in-camera. There is an appeal period for the applicant or any affected person to appeal the Lands Committee recommendation. If there are no (successful) appeals, the recommendation is forwarded to Chief & Council for final approval.